Sweet Potato Gratin

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Kathy

This recipe is from the chef at a nearby golf club. Of course, he doesn't measure anything, so the original quantities were "to taste." The end result has always gotten rave reviews. Sept 2005 Update: Thanks to Thorsten for providing measurements and a photo!

Top Review by stacyrjulien

We've made this gratin every thanksgiving holiday for the past 6 years - it's very much loved & eaten quickly w/no leftovers ever, no matter if the recipe's doubled or tripled! Given the high-cal/fat, it's definitely reserved for holidays-only & everyone looks very forward to it throughout the year. Thanks, Kathy, for posting back in the day of recipezaar - I printed it years ago & had to research to find it again since there's many variations out there - but this is our fav!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 600 g yams (3-4)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar, to taste
  • 14-12 teaspoon cinnamon, to taste
  • 12 cup whipping cream, as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Peel and slice yams 1/8" thick- easily done in a food processer.
  3. Layer yam slices (overlapping) lengthwise in a 13 x 9 casserole.
  4. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  5. Repeat yam and spice layers.
  6. Pour whipping cream over everything so dish is half full.
  7. Bake 1 hour.

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